Category Archives: Workforce Democracy & Fairness Act

More Hostess Liquidation To Come With President Obama’s Micro-Unions

By Fred Wszolek (originally appeared in Forbes Magazine) The recent news that Hostess Brands, an iconic company in business for 82 years, would be closing riled Americans and received significant news coverage.  The maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Ho Ho’s has … Continue reading

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Union Bosses “Gone Wild”: Holiday Season Edition

While many of us were eager to jump into the holiday cheer of turkey, family and friends this Thanksgiving season, Big Labor bosses were busily trying to ruin it.  Unfortunately, more than 15,000 employees of Hostess Brands, Inc. will likely … Continue reading

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Big Labor Bosses Force Iconic American Company To Close – 18,000 Jobs Lost

By Fred Wszolek Today, Americans awoke to the news that an iconic American company will close its doors – costing 18,000 workers their jobs after thousands went on strike.  Labor bosses within the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers … Continue reading

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Will Obama Labor Board Issue Last Minute Job-Killing Decisions?

The Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI) today released the following statement in anticipation that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is working overtime during the holiday season and in advance of labor radical Craig Becker’s term ending to reach decisions on … Continue reading

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WFI Memo: Big Labor & 2011

In the court of public opinion, labor bosses have already lost, and in a few years, we might look back at NRLB rulings on matters such as “ambush” elections and Specialty Healthcare as the death rattle of Big Labor’s influence. And we’ll be proud for helping hasten that day. Continue reading

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WFI Calls Out George Miller As A Hypocrite

Dave Berry, the NLRB’s inspector general, told The Hill his office is aware of the allegations that the labor board’s lone Republican member, Brian Hayes, might have been offered something of value to leave his position. Hayes made a resignation threat in October to Mark Pearce, the board’s Democratic chairman, but has since decided against leaving the board. His resignation would have reduced the NLRB to two members, leaving it without a quorum and unable to render rulings or regulations, including a contentious rule that would speed up union elections that Hayes and many Republicans are opposed to … Continue reading

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With House Passage, Time For Senate To Act On Labor Legislation

It is virtually impossible to argue with any intellectual honesty that either “quickie” elections or “micro-units” would create a single job. Instead, they would place additional burdens on businesses resulting in lost jobs and closures. Continue reading

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Big Labor Rushes NLRB Vote On “Quickie Elections”

Board member Brian Hayes voted “no” saying the rule was unnecessary and that it would be impossible for him to consider a final rule and the validity of the majority’s rationale for it, none of which has been finalized, before Becker’s term ends. Last October, angered by Pearce’s and Becker’s expressed intention to abandon board processes and procedures to push through a final rule with insufficient deliberation and to deprive Hayes of the opportunity to write a dissent if he so chose, he threatened to resign. Continue reading

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